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Mt. Hale - Solo Hike

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Mt Hale (4,054ft) Elevation Gain: 2,300ft Trail: Hale Brook Distance: 4.4 miles roundtrip Duration: 3.0 hrs My 4000+ Peak #15 Listed 4000+: #38
Difficulty: Moderate
Finally good weather to hike and it's my 15th summit today! I had a late start this morning because I attended a concert last night and didn't get in until late. Got up and went out for breakfast with my husband and then packed for my solo hike. I was going to hike a smaller mountain but figured if I'm going to hike one that's 4-5 miles roundtrip, I might as well make it a 4000+ footer! I packed my usual: winter clothing just in case I ended up spending a night; Vitamin Water in addition to plain water and food; survival and first aid kits. l left detailed instructions at home on what trail I would be on and what time to expect me off the trail. And as usual, promised to check in along the trail taking a photos as well.
The trailhead parking lot off of Zealand Road is easy to find but full so I parked on the side o…